20 March until 25 October 2015
Fast Fashion
The Dark Side of Fashion

After the first presentation in the MKG the Fast Fashion show is on tour through Europe, Southeast Asia and  Australia:

20 March until 20 September 2015 >> Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
5 December 2015 until 3 July 2016 >> Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany
26 October 2016 until 5 Juni 2017 >> Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
12 October 2018 until 24 February 2019 >> Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Kulturen der Welt, Cologne, Germany
27 September 2019 until 31 January 2021 >> Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin, Germany

11 October until 25 November 2016 >> Bulwagan ng Dangal, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines
9 March until 9 April 2017 >> Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Jakarta, Indonesia


21 July until 9 September 2017 >> RMIT Gallery Melbourne, Australien

The exhibition "Fast Fashion" at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg casts a critical glimpse behind the scenes of glamorous fashion. It is bounded by the magic triangle of consumerism, economic interests and ecological issues, and throws light on these themes from the following aspects: fashion & victims; poverty & affluence; global & local effects; wages & profits; garments & chemicals; clothes & the ecological rucksack; new fibre technologies. One part of the exhibition consists of the “Laboratory”, a platform for ethical fashion labels and new approaches to design aspects such as recycling or upcycling. The laboratory shows what tomorrow’s ethically defensible wardrobe could look like. And finally the question is in the air: what influence does the consumer have? Fashion is a social regulative of a very special kind and is regarded as the pacemaker of social change. In this context the exhibition would like to encourage visitors to think actively about the whole topic of fashion and its social, economic and environmental impacts. To this end it offers comprehensive information and background facts researched together with eminent experts, presented in a scenography especially created for this exhibition The exhibition is being made possible with generous support from the Karin Stilke Stiftung and the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt.

Ill.: Tim Mitchell, Clothing Recycled, 2005, © Tim Mitchell